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					               Britannia United Church
Sunday Worship        10:15 a.m. September 23, 2012
Meditation: "Children are God’s precious jewels
             – help them shine for Christ.”
Welcome: to Britannia United Church. Our nursery is
always available to children three years of age and
younger. It is at the end of the hall by the office.
Headsets are available for those who need assisted
hearing. Please speak to our sound technician.
Coffee and tea are served following the service.
(*Indicates where you are invited to stand. Bold type
is for unison reading. Please feel free to remain seated
if you prefer.)
Thank-you to Dori Jensen, our worship leader today!
              We Gather in God’s Name
Introit: (371, verse 1)
Open my eyes that I may see
glimpses of truth thou hast for me;
place in my hands the wonderful key
that shall unclasp and set me free.
              Silently now I wait for thee,
            ready, my God, thy will to see.
      Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!

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Call to Worship:
To viewers of Sesame Street, to builders of block
castles, to keepers of stuffed animal zoos, to users of
thick crayons – to you Jesus says:
Come unto me.
To students eager and reluctant, to skateboarders and
owners of head hugging radios, to gamers – to you
Jesus says:
Come unto me.
To workers wearing t-shirts or tailored suits, to
labourers in home and office, school room, factory and
field – to you Jesus says:
Come unto me.
To retirees, to stay-at-homers and far and wide
travelers, to rememberers of long ago – to you Jesus
Come unto me.
As children of God, followers of Jesus Christ, let us
worship together our loving God. Amen
* Hymn: Come In, Come In and Sit Down (395)
Prayer of Approach:
Almighty and loving God, You have called all of us
to be your children, and you would bless the world
through our lives if we would only let you. Help us
to open our hearts to leadership and ourselves to
Your service. Amen
Music Offering: Lord of All Hopefulness
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Hymn: Jesus Friend of Little Children (340)
                We Hear God’s Word
Theme Presentation
Minute for Mission Iris Zwanenburg
Scripture Reading: Psalm 78:1-7 (OT)
                     Mark 10:13-16 (NT)
Both readings from the Good News Bible are read by
Allison Issac.
Message: Come Unto Me
                 We Respond to God
* Hymn: Tell Me the Stories of Jesus (357)
Prayers of Joy and Concern and The Lord’s Prayer
* Doxology: (579, verse 2)
The church is wherever God’s people are helping,
caring for neighbours in sickness and need.
The church is wherever God’s people are sharing
the words of the Bible in gift and in deed.
Prayer of Dedication:
Gracious and loving God, we are Your children,
sisters and brothers in Christ, friends of the Spirit.
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We come together now, in faith, as we dedicate our
lives and gifts to you. Help us to use these gifts to
further Your kingdom. Amen
* Hymn: Jesus Loves Me (365)
* Commissioning:
As children of God we know we are loved. With all
of our questions, differences and abilities we know
we are accepted.
Let us go forth from this place with child like
enthusiasm to love and serve God.
* Benediction
* Sung Response: He Came Singing Love
                    (359, verse 1)
He came singing love and he lived singing love,
he died singing love. He arose in silence.
For the love to go on we must make it our song;
you and I be the singers.

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      985 Pinecrest Rd. K2B 6B4 613-828-6018
                September 23, 2012
MINISTER:      Rev. Jim Baldwin
SECRETARY: Candice McBride (
CUSTODIAN: Larry Woods
Office hrs:    Mon – Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

      Monday       1:15 p.m.     Craft Group
      Tuesday      8:00 p.m.     Alanon
      Thursday     1:00 p.m.     Senior’s Tea
                   7:00 p.m.     Choir
Newsletter: Deadline is Sept. 28 ; please submit to
Peter Bain, either in the newsletter file of by email: You can submit reports, stories,
advertising, jokes, and anything you think will be
important to the members of the congregation.

Gord Ley and Caper Country and Roast Beef Dinner
On Fri, Sept 28 at 6:00 p.m. We will have a roast beef
dinner, with all the trimmings. Music by: Gord Ley and
Caper Country. They have been entertaining in the
Ottawa Valley for about 20 years. Caper Country plays
old country favourites, down east music and rock and
roll songs. Tickets: $25 per person. Call Dave & Elaine

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Mackenzie (613-596-4088) or the office (613-828-
6018). Cut-off is: Sept. 27.
Harvest Moon Bazaar Sign-up: October 20th: We are
so close to having everyone we need, please sign-up to
help out and make this the best bazaar ever.
Upcoming Meetings:
September 24 7:30 p.m.    Mission, Service and
October 1      7:30 p.m. Council
October 9      10:00 a.m. Trustees
October 10     9:30 a.m. Worship and Music

Social Media: We are on Facebook and Twitter!
Please see the links on our website:
All girls ages 10-16 are welcome to join the CGIT
group on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Kanata United
Church (33 Leacock Dr.) in the fireside room. Canadian
Girls in Training is a non-denominational Christian
fellowship group. Students can obtain 5 to 10 hours of
community service. Contact: Brenda Hamilton, phone:
The Trustees have decided that they will NOT be selling
Entertainment Books this year, so please arrange to
get them elsewhere. Thank you for your past support.

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Food Bank Challenges!! Please see the Mission and
Service bulletin board for the latest challenges! They
are updated on a regular basis, how many can you
Berry Sales: It’s that time! Blueberries are $18 for 4.5
pounds, Raspberries are $28 for 5.5 pounds, and the
Cranberries will be available around Christmas (we are
taking names of those interested now). Orders will be
taken until after church on Oct. 14th, and pick up will be
on Oct. 26th at 5:00 p.m., here at the church. To place
orders, see Eileen Ball (613-829-5082) or the office.
Door Greeters and Coffee Servers: Please sign up
on the bulletin board. Get your name(s) on the
announcement page! Remember, you do not have to
do both, but we need two people to help with coffee and
one or two for greeting.
To see what is happening at other churches in the area,
please see the community board in the cloakroom.
Up-coming Events:
September 28 6:00 p.m.               Roast Beef Dinner
October 20   9:30 a.m. – 2:00        Harvest Moon
             p.m.                    Bazaar
November 3   9:00 a.m. – 3:00        Inspired Hearts
             p.m.                    Show

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Minute for Mission: Please sign up and take your
weeks reading, both are on the bulletin board. If you
have a need for a second copy, please speak to
Candice in the office.
Office Help: We are looking to get some more people
who would be able to help in the office when Candice is
away, both on a short-term basis (called in the morning
for the day) and long-term basis (called in with
advanced notice for longer than one day). Please
speak to Mary-Lou Farrell (613-424-3362) for a job
description and to sign up.
Christian Development needs Volunteers:
Church School Coordinator: Organizes the curriculum
items and helps to ensure that we have enough
teachers and assistants to let there be Sunday School.
Congregational Learning Coordinator: Organizes and
helps in ensuring that the congregation is learning
about relevant issues facing the church, helps in
Sunday services and liaises with the Church School
Coordinator for inter-generational services.
Coordinator for the Nursery, Youth, and School
teachers: helps to keep everything flowing on
Sunday’s, organizes events for the whole Sunday
For any further information, there are job descriptions
on the Sunday School bulletin board or speak to Mary-
Lou Farrell (613-424-3362).

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Inspired Hearts and Hands Craft Show: November
3rd: We are still taking applications for vendors of hand-
made products. Tables are $30 each, which goes
directly to the church. Please speak to Jenny McBride
(613-794-5709) for more information.
Classical Jazz Concert: Barrhaven United Church: A
piano concert with a classical beginning and a jazzy
end, featuring Armas Maiste. Saturday, September
29th, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 (children 12 and under
are $5) and include refreshments. For tickets or more
information, please call 613-825-1707.
Bazaar: Woodroffe United: Come and get all kinds of
great stuff! Saturday, October 20th, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00
The students at Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School are
providing a Thanksgiving Dinner for those who can’t
afford one, or would otherwise be alone, Sunday,
October 7th, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the school.
Transportation from: Giant Tiger (on Dumaurier),
Calwell and Medford, Union Mission (on Waller),
Salvation Army (on George) and the YM/WCA (on
Argyle) – pickups at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00
p.m. For information please contact either Ed Mahfouz
at 613-225-1495 or Sir Guy Carleton at 613-723-5136.
For those who attend, and while supplies last you will
also receive a bag of clothing, canned goods and some
dry foods.

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The 2012-2013 Stuart Ivison Memorial Lectures: Paul
Dewar, MP will be speaking on The Legacy of Tommy
Douglas “Let Freedom Reign” and the perspectives on
public values in the twenty-first century at the First
Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:00


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